US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people trapped under rubble

KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, with more than 600 injured, and the death toll is expected to rise as information flows from remote mountain villages, disaster management officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies were later dumped on the ground 6.1 magnitude earthquakePictures showed … Read more

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 railway workers have left The government is under pressure due to the cost of living crisis Trade unions say strike could start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday, as commuters faced … Read more

Water pleads with God: Lake in Chile turns into desert, raises alarm about climate change

PINUELAS, Chile, June 13 (Reuters) – Until 20 years ago, the Pinuelas Reservoir in central Chile was the main source of water for Valparaíso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water remains for my swimming pool only now. A vast expanse of dry, cracked land that was once the bottom of a lake … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51 °C (124 °F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month … Read more